Carlos Beltran hasn't used his glove in a game in more than two months.
So Monday, the Houston Astros gathered around their teammate in center field and laid his mitt to rest, holding a mock funeral to send it off.
The Astros all wore black shirts to mark the occasion except for Brian McCann, who donned a black robe to officiate the service.
As McCann spoke, the players formed a semi-circle around him and knelt as the glove was placed in a shoe box and three faux tombstones that read "R.I.P." were placed around it.
Beltran has played 77 times this season, all but nine as a designated hitter. He hasn't been on the field since May 16 in Miami.